Friday, January 29, 2010

The race to the post office is about to begin.
On your mark..get set...go!

Today is the day you can mail your registration packages.

I heard that one postal worker who was late for work couldn't find a parking spot due to all the women lined up to mail their registration packages this morning :)  just kidding!

Happy quilting,

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Registration Forms are Online

Registration forms are on our website today!!

Click here and it will take you to the website.

If you are receiving one on the mail, it should be there by now also.

Remember you can't mail them until Friday January 29 :)
Happy quilting!

Friday, January 22, 2010

It's In The Mail

"It's in the mail".  You've heard that before.   Maybe you've even said it before.  It's that thing you say to avoid getting in trouble when you should have sent something but have put it off for whatever reason.

Well, it really is "in the mail". 

The registration packages have been mailed and you can view them online January 26, which is the day we anticipate they will arrive in your mailbox. 

Only 6 more days until you can mail them in!

I would love to see your reaction when you see the center page in our registration book. You're going to love it!  As I said before, I don't know how you will decide which classes to take because they all look so fabulous.

Happy quilting!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Hot Off The Press

Our 2010 symposium met on Saturday and we all got to have a sneak preview of the registration booklets.  Here they are, hot off the press and are they sizzling!!

I'm going to show them to you but don't tell the committee...shh...

Oops, upside down!

And wait until you see the inside... sorry, can't show you just yet :)

Only 11 more days until you can mail your registration forms.

Happy quilting,

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sneak Preview

So what does bread have to do with symposium?  Well I'll let you in on a little secret. Can you keep a secret?  We have something very special planned for you!  Here is a page out of our registraion package.  Don't tell anyone I told you because no one is supposed to see the registraion packages until Jan 26. secret...   

Johnson & Wales is an incredible facility and we have created an amazing opportunity especially for you. Join Chef Peter Reinhart, recipient of the prestigious James Beard award and author of five books including American Pie, The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, Whole Grain Breads and Artisan Breads Everyday, as he demonstrates a variety of bread-baking techniques.

 Both of these classes are exclusive for quilters, and he will be demonstrating in the high-tech amphitheater, Hance Auditorium. Each class is followed by a tasting reception and book signing.

CHEF DEMO #1 • June 4, 2010 • 2:30-5:30pm • Artisan Breads

This class focuses on new baking techniques for making artisan-quality breads without monopolizing all your time! Learn methods utilizing refrigeration as a way to slow down fermentation, allowing you to make doughs up to four days in advance of baking.

Demonstrations of favorite recipes from Chef Reinhart’s latest book Artisan Breads Everyday will include French-style hearth breads, chocolate babka, sweet dough turned into three variations (cinnamon sticky buns, crumb cake, and fruit-filled breakfast rolls) and golden challah.

CHEF DEMO #2 • June 5, 2010 • 2:30-5:30pm • American Pie: Making Perfect Pizza

Chef Reinhart shares the art of making pizza and focaccia with recipes from his best-selling book, American Pie: My Search For The Perfect Pizza.

Experience authentic Neapolitan and Ligurian recipes that you can easily replicate at home, such as the Classic Naples Margherita, Focaccia a la Genovese, and others. Using an array of toppings, including smoked cheeses, meats, and caramelized balsamic onions, will allow you to create customized pizzas to please every palate.


There is a Premium Lecture Fee of $25 for each Chef Demonstration; this additional fee applies to all students.

If you are not a full-time student, the lectures are purchased thru the Day of Fun Ticket.

You will need to purchase a Day of Fun Ticket to cover the base lecture fee, in addition to the Premium Lecture Fee.
Pretty exciting isn't it?
Until next time,
happy quilting,
* The photo of the bread is just off the web.  It's not chef Peter's bread.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Getting Closer!!

The countdown is on!!

It's almost time to register!!

January 29 is fast approaching!!

More than 10 women have been been writing, compiling, reviewing, proofing, editing, drinking lots of coffee and hopefully eating lots of chocolate as they double and triple checked the 100s of details...  just for you!!

The registration book has been turned over to the printer and IT IS GORGEOUS 

We have so many wonderful things planned for Symposium 2010!!

Are you getting excited? 

It's almost time to register.

I know you want to get your registration in as quickly as possible so you can be sure to get your #1 class choice.    I don't know how I will ever decide my first choice because they all look fabulous.

We are on schedule to have it in homes and posted on the web on January 26.

Completed Registration Forms can be mailed back to NCQS 2010, postmarked no earlier than January 29.

The countdown is on...only 13 more days until the forms will be online and in your homes.

Happy quilting, Rhondi

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Time to start some new projects.  Don't we quilters love to start something new, all those new fabrics to chose from?  Forget all those fabrics that we once loved that are sitting in our stash.   A new year deserves new fabric, right?

I found a  great article in Quilting Daily about Carol Taylor.  I'm sure you will enjoy getting to know her a little bit more .  She has a video that looks great too!

Carol is such a talented artist.  Here are some samples of her work that I found on her website.

Blue morning



Registration pakets will be out soon!

Happy quilting, Rhondi